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Mt. Lycabettus (Likavitos)

Athens 99920, Greece
01-722-7065
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As featured in 3 days in Athens
Ranked #21 of 193 attractions in Athens
Certificate of Excellence 2014
Type: Mountains
Fee: No
Recommended length of visit: 2-3 hours
Description: Walk or take the funicular tramway to the top of this hill for the best views of Athens
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Barcelona, Spain
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9 reviews 9 reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 22, 2014 NEW

Beautiful view over Athens. We ate in the cafe which we thought to be good value for money. We took the furnicular both ways, road was quite dark so happy we could take the train on the way back

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Winchester, Virginia
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 21, 2014 NEW

We walked to the cable car from our hotel in city center. The RT ticket for the cable car is 7E each. While I would not want to hike all the way up there, I might have considered walking down as we had plenty of time to kill. Once up there, not very many crowds, you can walk through all... More

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Peristeri, Greece
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

I went to Lycabettus with my girlfriend and it was an amazing experience. We went on foot, so it was a little tiring but it was worth it. The view is excellent and we enjoyed the whole thing. If you're in Athens, make sure not to miss it!

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Singapore City, null, Singapore
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32 attraction reviews
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 20, 2014 NEW

In hindsight, I wasn't too smart planning this. I walked up and took the cable car down. Lovely hike up, if you're into hill climbing and sweating, but glad I did it that way. Food and drinks await the victor ar a reasonable price, but the crowning glory is the view. Well worth the time to do this

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Chicago, Illinois
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6 reviews 6 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

Fantastic view of Athens. We went up to a parking lot 5 minutes walk from the top and took the cable car back down. Our cabbie actually let us out of the cab at two midpoints to check out the view. We paid 10 Euros, negotiated in advance. Cable car is 3.50 each way, and the cab to the cable... More

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Sydney, Australia
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 19, 2014 NEW

...but sadly, not much else. We enjoyed the walk to the foot of the mountain at Kolonaki and took the short and strange (weird light show in darkness) trip up with the funicular. Signage is a little lacking so it took a few dead ends before we found our way to the top which is not far at all. There... More

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Northern California
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 16, 2014

Great view..............lots of stairs! Wear comfortable shoes! The view was stunning. In fact, it shocked me to see how big a city Athens is. You could see it all from the top of this hill.

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Auckland Region, New Zealand
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3 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

After walking up to the funicular in the heat I have to say I was disappointed. The little church at the top is not much. Yes you get a good view of the city but you do from the Acropolis too. I thought the cost for the funicular was a bit excessive. Make sure you take your sun glasses as... More

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Istanbul
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 15, 2014

Just go... get a window table just before sunset, take the person you love. Food, ambience, wine and views are breathtaking. I have done a previous TA piece on this restaurant.

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Reading, England, United Kingdom
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed July 14, 2014

I did a fair amount of research on the places to visit in Athens, and I'm glad I went to visit Mount Likavitos. I say screw the furnacular train and take a cab up to the top of mountain. It's way more cheaper than taking the train (which is 14E return per person, and you dont even get to see... More

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